By Ray Starmann
The Army is in serious trouble. Besieged with a myriad of readiness and morale issues, it is under siege by radical feminists and leftists who are determined to reshape the Army, even if they have to destroy it.
You would think that the Army generals, men who are supposed to be tough guys and seasoned combat veterans would stand up and speak out against the feminist fire engulfing the lean green machine. But, they haven’t and they won’t, in order to protect their careers and retirement benefits.
Don’t the Army’s leaders have a moral obligation to disobey orders that are illegal or dangerous to the institution itself?
Moral cowardice has become a common virtue at the Pentagon.
The White House has an agenda. That agenda is simply to destroy the US Army that we all knew and loved and to create a pro-feminist, politically correct force. The social engineers could care less if the new Army will be able to fight and win. What matters is the implementation of the policies. What matters is that the Army obeys the orders.
In the words of Lieutenant-General Claudia Kennedy, “This is not your father’s Army.” It sure isn’t general. What it is; is a circus train that is rapidly careening off a cliff.
Here is a partial list of some of the insanity being thrust upon the nation’s soldiers:
Last spring, male ROTC cadets at several universities in the country were ordered to walk around campus wearing women’s red high heels. This was to facilitate sympathy for female rape victims. While the cadets complained about the order, nothing was said by any senior Army leaders; or for that matter by any junior officers. Good God.
For the last three years, US Army soldiers have been ordered to wear and exercise in pregnancy simulators, which are foam pad strap on devices consisting of two boobs and a womb. Apparently, forcing men to wear the devices will make them sympathetic to pregnant female soldiers’ concerns and feelings.
Aww… isn’t that sweet? Goodbye Sergeant Stryker, hello Doctor Spock and Oprah.
In a recent memo by Secretary of the Army John McHugh, titled “Breastfeeding and lactation support policy,” commanders and soldiers are advised to “balance lactation support and readiness.”
Lactation support and readiness; what readiness? Sort of like maternity Army Combat Uniform (ACU); doesn’t make a lot of sense does it?
The memorandum for record, dated September 29, 2015, was distributed to every Army command across the world. I’m trying to figure out how breastfeeding, lactation support and the Special Operations Command can be included in one sentence. But, have no doubt, the Green Berets, Delta, and the Rangers all received the memo.
“Fighting soldiers, from the sky, fearless soldiers who lactate and die…”
“One hundred soldiers, we’ll test today, and 93 will have breast pumps…”
The Army can keep lying all it wants about women graduating from Ranger School. Anyone with half a brain in their head knows that there is no way on earth any woman, except perhaps the Game of Thrones chick, some former androgynous East German swimmers and Dennis Rodman in a wedding dress could make it through Ranger School alive. Considering the fact that my possible female graduates are a TV character, unisex, former servants of a communist state and an ex NBA player with a big Barbie Doll collection, who are we kidding? The amount of Kool Aid being consumed at Fort Benning these days could fill Lake Superior.
To paraphrase Sonny and Cher, “And, the lies go on…”
The Army has become rather adept at dumping endless sensitivity training sessions on its soldiers, whether they’re in garrison, or in the field. In fact, in 2012, soldiers in Afghanistan were ordered to take gay sensitivity training, while of course deployed in a combat zone. There’s nothing more important than being sensitive toward a homosexual member of the Taliban who’s shooting at you.
Apparently, the Army now exists to make Gloria Steinem, Hillary and Valerie Jarrett happy.
The Pentagon is creating an Army more concerned about satisfying the mad lust of a radical left-wing social experiment than about defending the country.
Countless hours and manpower are being wasted on this lunacy; hours and days and weeks that could be used for stuff the Army used to do, like weapons training, map reading, hand to hand combat, enemy vehicle and aircraft identification, the proper way to use a mortar; you know the stuff armies do, except our Vera Wang fashion Army.
The Army has one sole purpose. When called upon it is to fight and win the nation’s wars, and to kill the enemy violently and efficiently. There is no other purpose for the Army, not ONE.
The Army does not exist to placate naïve civilians whose idea of being a soldier is to spend a weekend with Outward Bound, civilians who have never been within 5,000 miles of any shot and shell, civilians who don’t know if they’re snake bit or powder burnt on a good day.
Unfortunately, the Pentagon perfumed princes have completely lost any sense of duty, honor and country. The Pentagon feather merchants think they’re defending the country. I have some news for them.
Placating wackos isn’t defending the country. Having ROTC Cadets parade around like they’re on a Paris fashion show ramp isn’t defending the country. Ordering male soldiers to strap on fake boobs and a womb isn’t defending the country. Sending out lactation memos isn’t defending the country. Sensitivity training isn’t defending the country. Passing 37 year old mommies at Ranger School isn’t defending the country.
If the Army isn’t defending the country, then just what in the hell is its purpose now?
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Mr. Magoo could see where this is all heading. It’s leading to a series of US Army defeats and disasters in battle that will be Biblical. And, when it’s over, when the Great Social Experiment Army is broken into a million pieces and the corpses and wreckage and the red high heels and pregnancy simulators litter the battlefields of the earth; then and only then will the American public wonder what happened to their Army.
The Army is incapable of exhibiting any moral courage to alter this disastrous course. Conservatives in Congress have failed the public on everything, so they can’t be counted on to help. If the Army is to be saved, it is up to the American people to do it. The public says over and over again how much they love to support the troops.
Support the troops, by saving them.